Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases:Journal of the COPD Foundation

  • MeiLan  Han, MD

    MeiLan Han, MD - Editor

    Dr. MeiLan K. Han is Director of the Airways Program at the University of Michigan Health System where she is also a Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Han received her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and completed her residency, fellowship and a master’s degree in Biostatistics and Clinical Study Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

    Dr. Han’s research interests include gender differences in lung disease and defining radiologic phenotypes of COPD. In addition, she is currently a co-investigator on the COPDGene Epidemiology (COPDGene) and SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcomes Measures In COPD (SPIROMICS) studies as well as co-principal investigator for two other National Institutes of Health-funded interventional studies in COPD. She serves on the Scientific Advisory boards for both the COPD Foundation and the American Lung Association. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) as well as the Global Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) scientific committee. She was also the 2017 recipient for the European Respiratory Society Gold Medal in COPD.

    Publications/Editorial Experience

    Dr. Han has authored/co-authored over 150 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. In addition to serving as an Editor of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation, Dr. Han is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and serves on theEditorial Board of the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. She also served as an Associate Editor of Thorax from 2011-2015.